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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Marbel
Whoa. Youíre an encyclopedia, man. Well...

Whoa.

Youíre an encyclopedia, man. Well done. Go ahead and drop the mic.


Thanks!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th November 2017, 01:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Marbel
Hello Battara, No scabbard with this one, Iím...

Hello Battara,

No scabbard with this one, Iím afraid. Can you say anything more about the silver triangle placed on the blade? Have you seen this before? Purpose? Meaning of the symbols? I...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th November 2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Marbel
Unique Tboli / Maguindanao sword

Hello,

Would enjoy all input and insights on this interesting piece.

Provenance dates this piece to the early 20th century. The Tboli hilt is beautifully done, with great detail and a bold, gold...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Marbel
Thank you

Battara and Ian,

Iíve been extra distracted with ďreal lifeĒ issues this past week, but along the lines of better late than never - thank you very much for your thoughts and insights on the sword. ...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th October 2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Marbel
Unique Bagobo / Moro combo

Hello,

What appears to be a nice old Bagobo sword and scabbard quickly reveals itself to be a bit more complicated. First we see the wavy Moro blade, then we see the words "WT Lewis" and "Broderick...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 27th April 2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By Marbel
Hello Ian, Very nice pieces. Thanks as always...

Hello Ian,

Very nice pieces. Thanks as always for sharing.

The patterns and characteristics of the small ikat wrappings on the first scabbard are a bit hard to decipher, but the embroidered area...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th April 2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marbel
Hi Ian, Great information and I'm very glad to...

Hi Ian,

Great information and I'm very glad to hear that you've had the opportunity to visit the Tboli. They are a special people. I've visited Mindanao several times, first in 1984 and most...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th April 2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marbel
Ian, You are indeed correct on your comment...

Ian,

You are indeed correct on your comment about Tboli women participating in the creation of their swords, especially in the old days. While the men will work on the blades and the basic shape of...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marbel
Yes Battara, thanks. We were typing at the same...

Yes Battara, thanks. We were typing at the same time.

The scabbard is certainly not a typical Bagobo design at all. Mandaya is a good call. They're neighbors. In general it just looks like a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 17th April 2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marbel
Thanks for your thoughts and knowledge Ian....

Thanks for your thoughts and knowledge Ian.

This piece came from an East Coast collector who found it on EBay several years ago. I'm afraid that's as far back as the provenance goes.

I have many...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 15th April 2017, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By Marbel
Bagobo, Blaan ? Your expertise please

Hello,

Seeking your expertise please on this old blade.

The scabbard is wood, two parts, held together with original rattan and later-added string. The raised "block" holding the waist cord is...
Forum: Swap Forum 13th January 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By Marbel
Wanted: Tboli items

Hello,

I am interested in acquiring Tboli blades of any sort - tok, kefilan (kampilan), sangi, etc. as well as scabbards.

As an aside, if you happen to have any other Tboli items - textiles,...
Forum: Swap Forum 6th June 2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Posted By Marbel
WTB: T'boli blades

Hello,

I am interested in acquiring T'boli blades of any sort - tok, kefilan, etc. as well as scabbards.

As an aside, if you happen to have any other T'boli items - textiles, costume, brassworks,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 7th August 2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By Marbel
Another Mindanao - Tboli blade for discussion

Hello,

Attached are photos of another T'boli blade that I recently acquired.

This blade was originally purchased from the T'boli in the early 1970's. The blade and scabbard measure approximatley...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Marbel
Thank you

Gentlemen, thank you very much for the quick and informative replies!
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 31st July 2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Marbel
Mindanao blade - ID assistance please

Sorry, posted this in the swap forum first by mistake.

Hello,

Please assist me by taking a look at the attached photo and letting me know your thoughts. Sorry for the relative poor quality as it...
Forum: Swap Forum 14th May 2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 957
Posted By Marbel
WANTED: T'boli items - kampilan, tok, etc

Hello,

I am interested in purchasing T'boli blades of any sort - kampilan, tok, etc. If you have any to offer for sale, please let me know. Thank you very much and I look forward to hearing from...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th September 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By Marbel
My humble vote is against T'boli. The motifs and...

My humble vote is against T'boli. The motifs and patterns are decidedly not T'boli, which are generally very specific. The "loops" where chains and bells may have hung is also not T'boli patterned....
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th June 2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Marbel
Bagobo Sword - insights & thoughts please

Hello,

I was able to secure this piece recently as am very interested in knowing more about it from all the experts here on this board. Any and all insights and thoughts are welcome.

I'm confident...
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